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Internet Providers in Parkston, South Dakota
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Internet Access in Parkston, South Dakota
The average Parkston address has broadband service through 1.34 providers.
Santel Communications provides an second choice, serving Parkston with 69 percent local availability and a maximum download speed of 500 Mbps.
Viasat Internet is the most widely available option in Parkston. The provider is available to virtually one hundred percent of Parkston addresses. HughesNet is the most common second option in the area, providing close to one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package for Parkston is 25 megabits per second download.
When we're looking at network technology with significant infrastructure built across the city, we see that the most common hardwired Internet technology types are Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber and DSL (69.48 percent coverage).
Broadband availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of governmental data and private data we collect from providers, or via private third parties. Averaged statistics shown below regarding speed and performance data is sourced primarily from M-Labs. Our research team has hand-aggregated package pricing and service data for 113 Internet plans and bundles in the Parkston market as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
71.8% of consumers in Parkston1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Parkston, South Dakota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Santel Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||69.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Fort Randall Cable Systems||8 Mbps||Cable||17m 4s||21.5%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues Around Parkston
Data from our research team suggests that top ISPs in the area currently place a limit on data use for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are disliked since consumers view them as a tactic to discourage "cord cutting", while providers explain data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Parkston to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Parkston||42.3 Mbps||5||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +492.1 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +106.5 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +118.3 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +127.2 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +119.8 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|